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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160846
Last updated: 2 May 2020
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Date:10-APR-1943
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:CGS Royal Air Force (CGS RAF)
Registration: P7677
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 miles W of Huntingdon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Spitfire P7677 of the Central Gunnery School, RAF, crashed after colliding with Wellington Mk Ia N2865 of the same unit during a training exercise.

The pilot of the Spitfire, P/O E.H. Griffith RAAF, escaped with minor injuries, but the 6 airman in the bomber all died in the crash of their aircraft.

P/O Griffiths died on 29/9/43 in the crash of Mosquito Mk II DZ690.

Sources:

RAF Commands Forum
Spitfire production list


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Sep-2013 08:51 angels one five Added
18-Jun-2015 17:04 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]

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